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Music data platform Musixmatch taps Rio Caraeff as Chief Business Officer

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Music data platform Musixmatch has appointed former Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff as its Chief Business Officer.

In his new role, Caraeff will "oversee all commercial activity across Musixmatch’s businesses globally, helping to define and execute the company’s strategic growth plans. He will also be responsible for managing and strengthening relationships with Musixmatch’s clients, partners, IP owners, and other stakeholders," according to the company.

“With nearly three decades of experience wo...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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beatBread and OpenPlay partner to support independent labels’ growth strategies

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AI-driven funding platform beatBread and asset and catalogue management platform OpenPlay have teamed up to provide growth options to independent labels.

Under the new partnership, labels can now leverage OpenPlay’s services at zero upfront cost. The platform enables management of metadata, digital assets, release scheduling and other key catalogue management tasks at scale. It also provides portability across distribution partners, a service which allows independent labels to have "more cho...

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DDEX signs liaison agreement with A2IM to help advance DDEX standard adoption

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DDEX, the international standards-setting organisation, has signed a liaison agreement with the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) which recognises their "shared interests in identifiers, metadata, and efficient music industry workflows."

DDEX has similar liaison agreements in place with other organisations in the indie sector including with the Association of Independent Music (AIM), the World Independent Network (WIN) and the Independent Music Coalition Japan (IMCJ).

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Domino and Sentric Music join IFPI and WIN’s data exchange service RDx

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British independent label Domino and Believe-owned music publisher Sentric Music have joined the global repertoire data exchange service RDx and have onboarded their respective repertoires to the platform.

RDx is a data exchange portal launched in October 2020 by record labels trade organisations IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) and WIN (Worldwide Independent Network) to improve performance rights data supply chain and speed up distribution of royalties between r...

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